Yantz named to United Soccer Coaches Men’s Scholar All West Region Team

FHSU Sports
Ryan Prickett

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches announced its NCAA Division II Scholar All-Region selections for the 2017 season. The organization selected Fort Hays State senior goalkeeper Michael Yantz to its All-West Region Team. The United Soccer Coaches recognizes four regions of the United States for this award. FHSU is part of the West Region for this award.

2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s Scholar All-West Region Team

Yantz is the only goalkeeper named to this prestigious list for the entire West Region, which includes all states west of a line that splits the east borders of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Yantz, a three-time All-MIAA selection at goalkeeper, is majoring in International Business and Marketing at Fort Hays State. The Warsaw, Indiana native holds a cumulative GPA of 3.78.

To be eligible for selection to the Scholar All-Region Team, the student athlete must be nominated by their head coach and meet the following criteria:

  • Have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout his or her career
  • Start more than 50 percent of all games and be an elite player as supported by playing honors (i.e., all-conference) or contributions to the success of his/her team.
  • Plays for a current United Soccer Coaches College Services member institution
  • Senior College:
    Be a junior or above in academic standing at the current institution.
    Be in his or her second year at the current institution if a transfer student.

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